Sharath Paravastu

Sharath Paravastu

Health Economics and Decision Science
The University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 30 Regent Street
S1 4DA


Tel: (+44) (0)114 222 6390
Fax: (+44) (0)114 222 0749



I trained at Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India and completed MBBS in 2003. I subsequently carried out my Basic Surgical Training at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, North Wales in 2007. During this period I obtained Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Surgical Practice (PGDip) at the University of Cardiff. I went on to do Clinical Research in Vascular Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary, until March 2010, when I started at ScHARR as a Clinical Lecturer in Vascular Surgery. During my time at Manchester Royal Infirmary, I completed a novel clinical research project estimating the perioperative sublingual and gut microcirculatory changes in patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm repair using Sidestream Dark Field (SDF) imaging technique. I obtained MD (Medicine) for this work from the University of Manchester.

I am currently working on estimating the long-term outcomes of the patients treated for carotid artery stenosis at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS trust. In addition, I am working on estimating nationwide long-term outcomes and patients' survival after various vascular surgical procedures.

Research interests

My research interests are systematic reviews and clinical research involving carotid artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Current projects

  • Long-term outcomes of carotid artery disease management at STH
  • Long-term survival of patients undergoing vascular surgical procedures

Key publications

  • Paravastu S, Regi M, turner D, Gaines PA.  A Contemporary review of Cystic Adventitial disease.  Accepted for publication in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (14 July 2011).
  • Paravastu SC, Ghosh J, Murray D, Farquharson FG, Serracino-Inglott F, Walker MG. A systematic review of open versus endovascular repair of inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms. Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg. 2009 Sep;38(3):291-7. Epub 2009 Jun 21. Review. PMID 19541509.
  • Paravastu SC, Mendonca D, Da Silva A. Beta blockers for peripheral arterial disease. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2008 Oct 8;(4):CD005508.
  • Paravastu S, Farquharson F, Serracino-Inglott F. Bifurcated abdominal aortic endograft deployment via the carotid artery. Ann Vasc Surg. 2010 May;24(4):552.e5-8. Epub 2010 Feb 9. PMID: 20144528.
  • Paravastu S, Farquharson F, Serracino-Inglott F.  Endovascular repair of Aorto-Bi-lliac aneurysm.  Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2010 Jan;44(1):50-1.